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International Tuition Fee Award Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Brunel University London is pleased to offer a range of International Tuition Fee Awards. The awards are for fully self-funded international students only and are based upon academic profile and payment of the course deposit. We will award the tuition fee award to applicants who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award.

Due to the limited number of tuition fee awards, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until all awards have been allocated. To be considered applicants need to hold an offer of a place to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course starting in September 2023 or January 2024. Award winners will be expected to pay the course deposit of £5,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded.

1. Scholarship details

Value: Brunel are offering a number of tuition fee awards:

£3,000 tuition fee waiver – 60 available

£1,500 tuition fee waiver – 150 available

Postgraduate: as a tuition fee waiver applied to the first year of study only.

Undergraduate: as a tuition fee waiver, each year for a maximum of three years and four years for integrated foundation programmes. The awards will be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to normal progression criteria having been met (additional payments will not be made during a repeating year, regardless of the reason for repetition).

Application process: There is no separate application, applicants will be identified and considered by the International Recruitment Team subject to meeting the criteria for the award and considered on a case by case basis. The Awards will be confirmed in September 2023, subject to meeting all conditions stated on the offer letter.

Brunel will assess each application for suitability against these terms and conditions.

Award holders may be required to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University and to participate occasionally in various activities to help promote the University. This might include hosting tours of the campus and its facilities, providing administrative support at Open Days, participating in social media and other marketing activity as required. Scholarship winners will be contacted by the International Recruitment or Marketing team as and when participation is required.

Data pertaining to bursary/scholarship holders such as: progression rates, degree attainment, degree completion, and graduate outcomes may also be analysed in order to understand the effectiveness of bursaries and scholarships. This data may also be linked to other data already held by the University for the purpose of better understanding the impact of bursaries and scholarships on under-represented groups. To learn more about how the University uses data to support its commitment to delivering positive outcomes to students from under-represented groups please visit our webpage.

2. Eligibility

2.1 Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Must be classed as an Overseas fee paying student based on the UK government regulations and be self-funded (not sponsored). Applicants who are unsure of their fee status should note Brunel uses the information they have provided in their application form to assess fee status against regulations set by the UK government. For information on these regulations please visit the independent organisation UKCISA’s website.
  • Must have an offer to study on a full time undergraduate or postgraduate programme (including placement routes and undergraduate integrated foundation programmes) starting in September 2023.
  • All applicants must meet all conditions of their offer by the time they are due to register at Brunel.   Candidates must pay their £5,000 tuition fee deposit within one month to secure their award

2.2 Those not eligible for these Scholarships

  • Applicants NOT classed as Overseas for fees purposes, based on the UK government regulations or those with an unresolved fee status.
  • Applicants who are not fully self-funded and are being sponsored by a Government or external body.
  • The award is not available to Postgraduate Research applicants (i.e. PhD, MPhil).
  • Applicants who will NOT commence their course in September 2023 or January 2024, this includes deferred entry month and year.
  • Applicants selected for College Specific Scholarship’s for International students will not be considered for this award.
  • Applicants holding an offer of an International Excellence Scholarship will not be considered for this award.
  • Undergraduate applicants entering a course at Level 5 (Year 2) or Level 6 (Year 3), with the exception of the Graduate LLB Law Programme.
  • Applicants entering a course with Brunel Pathway College (BPC) or who are progressing to a Brunel course from an BPC course.
  • Applicants holding an offer to study by Distance Learning.
  • Applicants holding offers to study on a part-time programme.
  • Students who have previously studied with Brunel University London or those that have been in receipt of a Brunel International Scholarship previously, either as part of current or earlier studies are not eligible.

3. Allocation  

3.1 Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation will be considered for a tuition fee award using the information provided at the time of their course application only and cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Awards cannot be backdated.

3.2 The International Recruitment Team will review course applications on a regular basis throughout the year. The Team will review candidates academic and English (and other attributes) profile. In order to be considered applicants must meet the course entry criteria, meet the course offer and have an overall good application profile.

3.3 Tuition fee awards will be awarded provisionally on a first-come-first-served basis throughout the year, until all the awards have been allocated. Allocation will begin with the £3,000 award and move on to £1,500 awards.

3.4 The International Recruitment Team will be responsible for initiating and managing all communication with the successful applicants.

3.5 Tuition fee awards will be decided by the International Recruitment Team, who will be responsible for producing a final list for eligible awardees.

3.6 The decision of the International Recruitment Team is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the International Recruitment Team.

3.7 Award winners will be expected to pay the course deposit of £5,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded.

3.8 Applicants who do not pay the course deposit of £5,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded will forfeit the award and the award will be removed.

3.9 The University will not accept any appeals in respect of awards that have been withdrawn.

3.10 The award cannot be combined with any other University scholarship, bursary, discount or award, this includes the International Academic Excellence Scholarship, the International Bursary and the Brunel Medical School International Scholarship, but excludes the 2% prompt payment discount, the Brunel Graduate Discount and the Brunel Family Discount. This will be deducted from the tuition fees remaining after the scholarship discount has been applied at enrolment.

3.11 If an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship or discount, the College Specific Scholarship or International Excellence Scholarship will take precedence.

3.12 If an applicant is eligible for multiple awards, namely the International Excellence Scholarship and either the International Bursary or the International Tuition Fee Award (ITFA), the most financially beneficial award will remain and the International Excellence Scholarship will be awarded. 

3.13 Awards are made for the September 2023 and January 2024 entry of the academic year 2023/24 only and cannot be deferred to later months or years of entry. Course applicants who intend to defer their studies from 2023/24 academic year to 2024/25 will lose any award they have been made.

    4. Conditions of Payment

    4.1 Awardees will be responsible for paying the remainder of their tuition fees after the award contribution is deducted from the total fees for each academic year.

    4.2 The tuition fee will be reduced by £3,000 or £1,500 per year of their chosen course for a maximum of three years, for Undergraduate applicants and a maximum of four years for integrated foundation programmes and for one year only or Postgraduate applicants.

    4.3 This award is not payable in the placement year of an Undergraduate sandwich programme, in the final year of an MEng programme or in the Masters year of an integrated Masters degree programme.

    4.4 Conditions of fee waiver:

    • The fee waiver will only be made providing the student is fully enrolled at the University on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme.
    • Payment in subsequent years will only be made providing the student progresses to the next level of study [payments will not be made during a repeating year until the student has satisfactorily progressed to the next level].

    4.5 The award does not replace the deposit of £5,000. All awardees will need to pay the £5,000 deposit for their course in order to formally receive the award, an unconditional offer and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). The amount of the award will be deducted from the remaining fees.

    4.6 The fee waiver will only be applied providing the student is fully enrolled at the University on a full time undergraduate or postgraduate programme of study which includes having had their qualifications and other documentation verified and checked, and then completing the University enrolment procedures. This includes holding the correct visa to study.

    4.7 Payment in subsequent years will only be made providing the student progresses to the next level of Undergraduate study [the tuition fee discount will not be applied during a repeating year until the student has satisfactorily progressed to the next level].

    4.8 Where an award spans more than one year, students will be written to in September to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their tuition fee award.

    4.9 Awardees who have already paid the full course fees can visit the Student Centre to request a refund of any overpayment; once they have met all conditions of their offer and enrolled onto their main course in person.

    5. Withdrawal

    5.1 Misleading information: The University reserves the right to withdraw the award from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.

    5.2 Mode of Attendance Change: If a student changes to different mode of study, their eligibility for the award will be reviewed. The award will be withdrawn if the change is from full time to part time or distance learning.

    5.3 Changing course and starting again at Level 4 (Year 1) (Undergraduates): Students who commence their studies and subsequently make an alteration that involves starting again at level 4 will not be eligible for a new award against the new course. The existing award will be placed on hold and reinstated once the student commences level 5, subject to meeting the annual progression criteria outlined in Section 4. If a student changes course but remains at the same level of study, this will have no impact on the award. Progression criteria as stipulated above will still apply.

    5.4 Abeyance/Temporary Withdrawal: A student who takes a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) and who is in receipt of an award would cease to receive payments whilst temporarily withdrawn. Award payments made prior to temporarily withdrawing will not generally be requested to be repaid and remaining payments would generally be paid once the student returns to complete that level of study.

    5.5 Suspension of Study: Should a student be suspended for any reason, payments will be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement will be dependent on the disciplinary outcome.

    5.6 Repeat/Extended Study: Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or extended periods of study are not supported by additional payments. Award entitlement is for the maximum duration of each award and entitlement is not extended if overall course duration alters.

    5.7 Withdrawal from Study: A student who withdraws from their programme prior to completion and who is in receipt of an award will not normally be requested to repay award payments made up to the point of withdrawal. However, entitlement to all future award payments cease immediately if a student withdraws.

    5.8 Fee Waiver Amendments: Fee waivers are applied at the start of the academic year as part/all of an award entitlement and will not normally be amended once the fee waiver has been processed. Any tuition fee liability remaining after fee waivers are applied would therefore be calculated in accordance with the Student Financial Policy. In the case of withdrawal or abeyance the tuition fee and the fee waiver are calculated in accordance with the Student Financial Policy.


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    Updated on: 17 January 2023